Here for her
Help us support refugee
and asylum seeking mothers affected by the Covid-19
In the weeks that have passed since the World Health Organisation declared the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) a global pandemic, we have all experienced the knock-on effects of this unprecedented public health crisis. Life under lockdown is tough on all of us.
But for the people in our community who already face barriers like poverty and isolation, the effects of the Covid-19 crisis are truly devastating. This includes many of the refugee and asylum seeking women currently supported by Amma, for whom it is especially difficult to prepare for a period of prolonged isolation or illness.
Together, we can be here for her
As Covid-19 continues to spread across the world, we're all doing everything we can to ensure the health and wellbeing of our family and loved ones. But more help is needed to protect the vulnerable members of our community who lack a network of family and friends.
That's why we've launched a Covid-19 emergency appeal. With your help, we can support vulnerable asylum seeking and refugee mothers affected by the coronavirus crisis.
By responding to Amma’s Covid-19 emergency appeal, you will provide:
The women currently supported by Amma are not in a position to sufficiently prepare for self-isolation. Donations are needed to ensure they can continue to meet their own basic needs and the needs of their babies.
We also wish to ensure that pregnant women have the funds required to attend antenatal appointments as safely and efficiently as possible.
Many of the mums we work with live alone, separated from family and friends. Most do not have access to smart phones or the internet. They seldom have TVs or radios and few have access to books in their first language.
Our aim is to provide mothers with activities that will keep their minds active and promote better overall wellbeing during periods of isolation.
Our birth companions work tirelessly to ensure each woman we support has a familiar face by her side during pregnancy and birth.
The Covid-19 crisis has made the role of birth companion more challenging. Simple gestures like covering the cost of childcare for those affected by school closures will make it easier for birth companions to continue in their role.
Please contact us if you wish to deliver any items or to have them collected.